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5-2x-6x=-10
Subtract 6x from both sides.
5-8x=-10
Combine -2x and -6x to get -8x.
-8x=-10-5
Subtract 5 from both sides.
-8x=-15
Subtract 5 from -10 to get -15.
x=\frac{-15}{-8}
Divide both sides by -8.
x=\frac{15}{8}
Fraction \frac{-15}{-8} can be simplified to \frac{15}{8} by removing the negative sign from both the numerator and the denominator.